About the Show:
Take the “Oops!” Out of Unexpected Periods with femPAQ, and Let Women everywhere Feel Empowered and Comfortable in Every Space. A conversation with Founder April Roy.
“I always told people I would rather read a book any day than have to push out five garments by the end of the week. It was brutal. It was so brutal that when I graduated, I was like, I don’t want to see another sewing machine. I don’t want to see another piece of fabric ever again.”
- April Roy, femPAQ Founder on working in the fashion industry
April Roy is the founder and CEO of femPAQ, which provides accessible period care in every space where menstruating people exist. She has a background in fashion design and has worked in the apparel industry, in the city of Chicago, and in a large retailer in Arkansas.
April Roy was a fashion designer who moved to Chicago and worked in the city’s healthcare and family services. After struggling to find a job in fashion, she opened a showroom for independent designers. Following the birth of her daughter, April developed an interest in Women’s health. On a girl trip to LA with her best friend, she noticed the lack of accessible period care in public spaces and decided to create a product that would meet the needs of all women. After attending the Venture Center’s SCALE Challenge with the Walton Foundation, she was inspired to continue her mission and make period care more accessible.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How a fashion designer could take the “oops” out of unexpected periods.
2. How lack of education and decision-making power contribute to the lack of period care products.
3. The story of a woman entrepreneur who discovered the need for accessible period care and created a solution.
All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.
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Website for femPAQ
Email for April Roy
femPAQ on Twitter
femPAQ on Facebook
femPAQ on YouTube
femPAQ on LinkedIn
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